Monthly Archives: January 2022

CRICKET: Holder’s helmet trick seals the T20 series for Windies vs England + video highlights

Jason Holder gets helmet trick – 4 wickets in 4 balls

Watch “Highlights | West Indies v England | Holder Takes 4 Wickets in 4 Balls! | 5th Betway T20I” 
Windies Cricket Channel – 31 January, 2022 – http://Windiescricket.com

(ICC) Jason Holder claimed four wickets in four balls in front of an ecstatic home crowd in Barbados, to put a very personal seal on an outstanding series win for West Indies. In a pulsating finale at Bridgetown, Holder built on a career-best haul of 4 for 30 from the left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, to outlast an England team that was once again left to rue its own shortcomings at the death, as they succumbed by 17 runs to lose the series 3-2.

England were set 180 for victory, after a two-paced batting display from West Indies, in which Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell cracked 66 runs from the final four overs to re-ignite an innings that had gone flat during a masterful display of legspin from Adil Rashid.

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GUYANA: The 2021 Report – Transparency Corruption Perceptions Index – Commentary

By January 28, 2022

Recently, he Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index Report of 2021 was released. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE: https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2021

It covers the first full year of the PPP/C’s current term in office, although the Guyana results are not that much different from the previous year. In the 2020 Index Guyana scored 41 points and was recorded as having moved up 13 places since 2012. This year’s report revealed a score of 39 for this country, a decline of two points, and a rank of 87 in the listings, representing a downward move of two places.

Transparency International surveys 180 countries across the globe, and scores them on the basis of the perceived level of public corruption on a scale of 0-100, where 0 signifies very corrupt and 100 very clean. Ranking, on the other hand, is affected by the scores obtained by other countries in the Index, or if there has been a variation in the total number of countries included.  As we reported, therefore, the score is more important than the ranking.      Continue reading

POLITICS: Proportional Representation in elections – key to democratic representation – By Sir Ronald Sanders

Jan 30, 2022 – Kaieteur News – By Sir Ronald Sanders

The second consecutive general elections in Barbados on January 19, at which Mia Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party (BLP) won all 30 seats in the House of Representatives, were hailed as historic. They certainly were for Barbados, but not for the English-speaking sub-region of the Caribbean.
The New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Keith Mitchell achieved this feat three times in Grenada. Under the system of constituency divisions and first-past-the-post, which also exists in Barbados, the NNP won all 15-seats in 1999, 2013 and 2018.

Winning all the seats in both Grenada and Barbados left opposition political parties without representation in the legislature, and, therefore, unable to question the laws being proposed or the policies being pursued by the governing political party. Thus, an important check on the actions of the ruling party does not exists.        Continue reading

CRICKET- West Indies – Haynes-Led Selection Panel Gambles On Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach For India Tour Squad!

By Tony (McWatt) and Reds Perreira

As the first exercise of its associated duties since having been appointed, the Desmond Haynes-led Selection Panel recently announced its chosen 15 member squad for the West Indies limited-overs tour to India. The West Indies will play three ODIs and an equal number of T20I matches against their Indian hosts, during the two-week tour which runs from February 6-20.

Except for just two of the players named by Haynes and his fellow Section Panel members, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Head Coach Phil Simmons, the remaining thirteen of the fifteen chosen can now be said to have been wholly expected. The two whose selections have since caused a fair bit of consternation, as well as quite a few raised eyebrows, are Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach.      Continue reading

PROFILE: Guyana-born Asahi Pompey- President of Goldman Sachs Foundation – video

PROFILE: Asahi Pompey- President of Goldman Sachs Foundation 

Interviewed By Roy Wood Jr. on Faces of Race – July 5, 2021.

“I am committed to making this rareness not too rare,” says Asahi Pompey, President of Goldman Sachs Foundation on how corporations can help close the racial wealth gap.

MEDICAL: COVID: Listen to Nurse Nicole Sirotek RN — talking to Senator Ron Johnson – Video

***Listen to Nurse Nicole Sirotek RN … talking to Senator Ron Johnson ***

Pinned by Jessica Jones – January 24, 2022 – Some comments below.

Chaepn Hurst – THIS IS AMAZING!!!! SHE IS WELL SPOKEN, CALM, EDUCATED, AND A BRAVE WOMAN !!! I am sharing this far and wide! Praying for her safety!

K 1870 – My profound respect to this nurse. she is eloquent. she explain clearly the malfunctions of hospitals doctors in a time of crisis.

– Amber Day – You’re never “just a nurse.” And thank you for getting these facts out. I’m a nurse too – on a Covid unit. I’ve been questioning remdesivir because I haven’t seen it actually help anyone. In fact, I’ve seen several people develop AKI as a result of it. Luckily, I live in an area where most people refuse it. I hope this video gets out and people start seeing the truth!!

-Truther Talk From the Ashes – She hit the nail right on the head, ‘Not a hospital, but a concentration camp”

CANADA: Freedom Convoy: Truckers Organize Cross-Country Mandate Protest – 3 videos

1- Freedom Convoy: “Canada United”  – January 28, 2022 – Video

Canadian Freedom Convoy – Jacquelyn Rose performs a Parody of the Jerry Reid song “East Bound and Down” in support of the Freedom Convoy 2022. Please share the video and support the Convoy to Ottawa. Freedom Convoy 2022 GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/taking-bac… $7,436,490 raised 2:45pm January 28, 2022

—   Videos #2 & 3 Below    

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CANADA: Truckers’ vaccine protest spirals into calls to repeal all public health rules

Ahead of Saturday’s protest in Ottawa, Trudeau dismisses the group as a ‘small fringe’ that holds ‘unacceptable views’

Protesters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against Covid vaccine mandates on 27 January.
Protesters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against Covid vaccine mandates on 27 January. Photograph: Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock
in Toronto Fri 28 Jan 2022 10.45 GMT – The GUARDIAN
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Ahead of Saturday’s protest in Ottawa, the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, dismissed the group as a “small fringe” that held “unacceptable views” and didn’t reflect the majority of Canadians.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown: Safe space between Parade and Camp Streets

─ two months for art gallery, food court section

A two-week timeline has been given for the completion of phase one of the safe space to be created along the Lamaha Corridor, where the old railway station was situated.

This was disclosed by Project Engineer at the Ministry of Public Works, Kevin Samad.

An artist impression of phase one of the project

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GUYANA: City cleanup, Dartmouth, COVID-19 – The GHK Lall Column

  — The GHK Lall Column

GHK Lall

Jan 23, 2022 – Kaieteur News The city cleanup campaign makes for good leadership theatre. It is encouraging to observe the President manifesting that he is a man of the people, and not afraid of getting his hands dirty. If I was the leader, I would not be too preoccupied with physical dirtiness accumulating under fingernails; that should be the least of his considerations, as it is easily washable and removable.

I would recommend to Guyana’s head of state that as he is so exercised by the dirty, unhealthy state of the capital city, it would be good to observe him be powerfully concerned by the dirtiness occurring under his watch. The dirtiness embedded in the whole array of governance endeavours in his administration.  Continue reading

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